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Posts Tagged ‘Bernard Pollard’

Kubiak Presents Questions, Challenges for 2011 Texans Defense

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is still in the midst of putting together next season’s Texans defense.  This offseason, we’ve seen Zach Diles, Eugene Wilson and Bernard Pollard go nontendered or unsigned.  Glover Quin may move to free safety and Troy Nolan and Dominique Barber could compete […]

Winston on Texans’ Nontender of Pollard: “Unfortunate Part of the NFL”

In a recent interview with Sports Radio KILT, Texans offensive right tackle Eric Winston said if the team were to re-sign former starting strong safety Bernard Pollard, then they would have tendered him.  However, Winston said the nontender of his good friend is just the nature of the business: “You know, that’s the unfortunate part […]

Texans Know 1/2 the Safety Won’t Cut It; Part Ways with Pollard

At one time, Bernard Pollard was credited with tightening the defense together.  Last season, Pollard rather became known for his awful pass coverage skills.  He was the leading tackler and most likely also the leader in showing up too late in coverage.  So when the Texans had the chance to tender him last week, they […]

Texans Tender Former Pro Bowl TE Daniels; Elect Not to Tender SS Pollard

The Houston Texans have tendered former Pro Bowl tight end Owen Daniels, one of their restricted free agent players this offseason.  He was tendered at a first round level, requiring a team who attempts to sign him to afford the Texans a first round pick and money to obtain Daniels.  On the other hand, the […]

Leach Has Knee Surgery; Hopes to be Resigned by Texans

Houston Texans fullback, Vonta Leach’s, agent and general manager Rick Smith met at the Indianapolis Combine recently, but no deal was done for the Texans’ Pro Bowl fullback.  As reported by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Leach underwent knee surgery following the 2011 Pro Bowl and now hopes a deal can be reached with […]

Texans Hire New Defensive Backs Coach Vance Joseph

The Houston Texans hired defensive backs coach, Vance Joseph, in another move towards completing the Texans’ defensive coaching staff.  Joseph spent the last six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s expected to have his hands full with the Texans this upcoming season.  This past season, the Texans’ secondary easily measured up against the […]

Texans Look to Topple Injured Jaguars with Home Field Advantage Sunday

The Jacksonville Jaguars, like many teams in the AFC South, have seemed to lose footing.  This week the once playoff destiny controlled team sits hoping the Indianapolis Colts lose to the Tennessee Titans and they can pull off a win in Houston.  The Texans know what they’re facing – a heavily injury riddled team; not the Jaguars […]

Torrii Williams Placed on IR; Shelley Smith Promoted

The Houston Texans’ 6’2″, 210 lb. backup safety, Torrii Williams, was placed on the injured reserve this past week, adding another problem to the Texans’ secondary.  With the available roster spot, the Texans promoted 6’4″, near-300 lb. guard, Shelley Smith.  Williams played significant special teams time for the Texans, and he was the team’s fourth […]